Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pink shirt day – message of “no bullying”

1. Mitch Van Aller gets in on the picture at SOSS student cafeteria 2. School support worker Alana Waunch poses for ODN at Tuc-el-nuit Elementary The last Wednesday of February is known as Anti-Bullying Day in Canada. It’s also known … Continue reading

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Never too* young to help out in the world – see comment section

Free Social Justice Film Night & Special Guest Speaker We’re showing Hannah’s Story, an inspiring documentary about a Canadian girl who looks for solutions to the problems of the homeless. Our guest speaker is Teagan Adams, an Osoyoos elementary school … Continue reading

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Classes for youngsters interested in art

The OLIVER SAGEBRUSHERS are ready to start the second semester of Children’s Art classes. Every Saturday from March 3 – March 31. Ages 4-7 9 – 10 a.m. $5.00 per session Ages 8-12 10.30-12 $10.00 per session Ages 13-18 1-2.30 … Continue reading

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Fruit from outer space

Complete mystery of fruit found on farm south of Oliver with alien markings on it. I am sure this will be solved shortly.

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What day of the year would this be shown?

I think it’s called a bin. If you drove by the Community Centre Tuesday you might have said – “what’s up doc?” Lots and lots of cars. A convention? – Big hockey game? – No… it was South Valley Sales … Continue reading

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Dangerous driving on sheep freeway

North of Oliver at Vaseux Lake Tuesday

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In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb

Warm, mushy, slushy. Gone by noon?? Actually a light drop on the final day of a leap year? Leaping into spring? ( As you know the publisher is often wrong on predictions so – since the snow is still falling … Continue reading

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Current and Relevant

What’s up with this? Straits of Hormuz? Summer driving?

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Bright light

Oliver’s Wayne Skuhala, contestant in the “Canada’s Greatest Know-it-all” series on the Discovery Channel – Monday nights at 7:00pm Wayne is pictured here with his class of Ladies Day skiers at the top of the Eagle Chair. He can’t tell … Continue reading

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Cooling off? or heating up?

Government introduced Bill 22 today, the Education Improvement Act, that suspends the teachers’ strike action and sets a “cooling off” period, appoints a mediator to facilitate bargaining, and implements a new $165-million Learning Improvement Fund and other enhancements to K-12 … Continue reading

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New jobs? More good news.

The old Trump plant – or more recently General Coach is presently in the process of being sold and the new owner is planning on re-opening the large building for the construction of “high end” manufactured homes. Town of Oliver … Continue reading

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Council Briefs

1. Council has instructed the finance department to adjust tax multiples to favour business. Councillor Maureen Doerr says that by adjusting the mil rates – Oliver will come more in line with neighbouring municipalities. In 2011 the multiple was 2.9 … Continue reading

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Walter wants to go home

This is the Oliver Dog Pound we are looking for this little guys owner. We have temporarily named him Walter! He is a real sweetheart and obviously has someone out there looking for him. If you know anything please call … Continue reading

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Kids on ice

We brought our kids back for a quick visit with grampa & granny Leverett last weekend. Here is what the lake looked like then. The kids enjoyed standing where they usually swim! I’m as careful as they come.  They didn’t … Continue reading

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Grandmothers for Africa Charity Bridge Luncheon

Forty four avid Bridge players gathered at Fairview Golf  Club on February 23rd to take part in a charity Bridge tournament and luncheon.   The Oliver Grandmothers for Africa sponsored the event in order to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis … Continue reading

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Cold and blue

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Council Preview – Monday Febuary 27th

Council Preview Committee of the Whole – 4pm Council Chambers (Not Televised) 1. Presentation by Bryn White, Program Manager SO Conservation Program 2. Historical Review of Business Tax Multiples – report by Chief Financial Officer Regular Council Meeting – 7pm … Continue reading

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Well dear, at least I am getting some air – not like you in the big fat white car!

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Saturday fun with the kids

Ken and Linda Maya and Blake Kriesel at the Free Family Fair

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A photo by Walt Paw

Looking southeast from Secrest Hill Rd

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SOSS Hornets – Valley Champions – head to provincials

The Southern Okanagan Secondary School entered the 2012 Okanagan Valley Championships as the number 1 seed, a seed which they lived upto. In their first game the Hornets met a less experienced, yet eager team WL Seaton from Vernon. The … Continue reading

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Penderecki Strings Captivate – review by Stuart Culver

From first to last note, the Penderecki String Quartet held the audience in their spell in the last concert of the year, Feb 24, for the South Okanagan Concert Society.  Opening with Beethoven’s String Quartet in G major, they performed … Continue reading

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Children’s art classses start up again

The OLIVER SAGEBRUSHERS are ready to start the second semester of Children’s Art classes. Every Saturday from March 3 – March 31. Ages 4-7         9 – 10 a.m.      $5.00  per session Ages 8-12       10.30-12          $10.00 per session Ages 13-18      1-2.30 … Continue reading

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SOSS SR. GIRLS ARE PROVINCIAL BOUND!!

The long and winding road has finally lead the Lady Hornets to the doorstep of the sought after Provincial Tournament. This year being held in Kamloops March 6-10. It has been a long time since the Ian Gibson lead team … Continue reading

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Girl’s night out

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Provincial Championships – Tier 3

South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association is hosting the BC Hockey 2012 Midget Tier 3 Provincial Championship in Osoyoos BC during March 19 thru March 23. Please come support our local boys as they play in this prestigious event. The Championship … Continue reading

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The chair’s report

School Board Column Submitted by Marieze Tarr Chair Board of Education SD53 The Board of Education held a very successful workshop on February 14th where we discussed Governance, Transparency and Communication.  We set ourselves goals in these areas and will … Continue reading

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Valley Championships Saturday night

In Kamloops – Senior Boys AA Basketball – SOSS 84 Sa-Hali (Kamloops) 77 SOSS – Champions again – heading to the Provincials In Kamloops – Senior Girls – in final game for Oliver – SOSS 66 Summerland 69 – Oliver … Continue reading

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Report from School District #53

Student Achievement Foundations Skills Assessment: The administration of this assessment is being wrapped up in all elementary schools. Principals and Vice-Principals are administrating the test due to Phase One job action. The district team will be marking the tests on … Continue reading

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Hey we won….the game

SOSS 9-10’s (Junior Hornets) beat out Vernon this afternoon 46 to 45 in a squeaker in the final 5 secs. SOSS takes on rival Princess Margaret of Penticton tonight at 8:30.

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